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The RAF at 100 - the story of just one squadron

  • Wednesday 20th February, 2019 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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  • Wednesday 20th February, 2019 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Tel: 01653 628132

Email: secretary@ryedalefamilyhistory.org

Hovingham Village Hall
Hovingham
York
YO62 4LF

The presentation follows the history of 49 Squadron. They were formed in 1916, disbanded in 1919 and reformed as World War Two approached. During World War Two they were equipped with Hampdens, Manchesters and then Lancasters. In the immediate post war years they flew Lincolns and saw service in Kenya. In their final years they were part of the “V-Bomber” force and were involved with the nuclear tests of the late 1950s. The presentation looks at some of the personalities, the locations they flew from and some of the operations that decimated the squadron.